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Chicken Wraps Nutrition Facts

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Erin Beck began writing professionally in 2008 as an opinion columnist for the West Virginia University student newspaper, "The Daily Athenaeum." She has worked in health promotion at the university and as a communications intern at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Master of Public Health, both from West Virginia University.
Chicken Wraps Nutrition Facts
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Nutrition facts for a chicken wrap will depend on the type. You can prepare your own wrap or buy a restaurant version. Calories in chicken wraps range considerably, depending on ingredients and serving size. Nutrient content will vary as well.

Types

Examples of types of chicken wraps include chicken-bacon-ranch, buffalo, Thai, Mexican, Asian, chicken salad, chicken caesar, chicken BLT, southwestern and barbecue. Wraps may include grilled chicken or chicken tenders. You can wrap the ingredients with a tortilla or lettuce. Various restaurants make their own versions.

Calories

A wrap may have from about 200 calories for a home-made grilled chicken wrap to 1,300 for a restaurant portion drenched in high-calorie dressing. EatingWell.com lists the calories of a buffalo chicken wrap at 275 calories. The wrap contains a hot sauce and a blue cheese dressing. When making this wrap, you would wrap chicken tenders, dressing, sauce, celery, romaine lettuce and tomato in a whole-wheat tortilla.

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Nutrients

A chicken lettuce wrap has 8 g of fat, 4 g of which are saturated, according to PeerTrainer.com. It also has 16 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of fiber, 23 g of protein and no sodium. In comparison, a restaurant wrap may have 70 g of fat, 16 g of which are saturated. It could also have 75 g of carbohydrates, 9 g of fiber, 34 g of protein and 1740 g of sodium. Choose grilled chicken over chicken tenders and skip creamy dressings and cheese to limit fat. Add fiber by including beans and vegetables. Read the nutrition labels on dressings to find low-sodium versions.

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